Deeply committed to assessment, Purchase College has been engaged in the assessment of student learning outcomes since 2003. All general education courses are assessed on a rotating basis every three years. Each major program revises its student learning outcomes, prepares a self-study, and is externally reviewed on a five to seven year cycle. More information about general education assessment and major program reviews is available on the Assessment Resources site (log-in required).
In September 2007, Purchase College became one of the first institutions in the country to join the Voluntary System of Accountability, whose College Portrait provides standardized information to parents, prospective students, and the public about the undergraduate student experience at Purchase College.
The Purchase 2010–2015 Strategic Plan marks the college’s commitment to become a “learning-centered institution” and to “assess student learning and use those results to improve students’ experiences inside and outside the classroom.”